Crooked Lake Library - Coon Rapids

Crooked Lake Overview

Size: The Crooked Lake Library is 10,500 square feet. The library currently serves an estimated 3.6 people per square foot and has a population of 47,548 Anoka county residents within a 9 minute drive.


Use: In 2018, the library circulated 195,474 items, had 91,724 visits, and averaged 42 visitors per hour. Between 2008 and 2018 the library say a 14% increase in meeting room reservations and 224% increase in attendance at classes and events.

Building Priorities

The library was built in 1965 and remodeled in 1986. Building priorities include:

  • Shelving end panels
  • Upgrading public restrooms
  • Meeting room availability before/after hours
  • Paint walls in public area
  • Staff area functionality

Capital Improvement Plan



Capital Equipment Plan



No Capital Projects Scheduled for 2022

Service Area

Boundaries: The Crooked Lake Library serves Anoka County residents in the city of Coon Rapids.


Neighborhood: The library is located in a largely residential area. Morris Bye Elementary School, Anoka-Ramsey Community College, and Coon Rapids Middle School are all located close to the library.


Population: Crooked Lake Library’s service population has seen growth in the last 8 years from 35,557 in 2010 to an estimated 38,338 in 2018. The service population is estimated to grow to 51,040 in 2030.

Community Demographics

as of 5/20/2020

Population Density (sq mi): 2953

Median Age: 37.8

Pop Growth 5 yrs (estimated): 0.3%

Average Household Income: $75,187

Median Household Income: $62,901

Average Household Size: 2.52

Average Drive: 9 Minutes

Crooked Lake Library Location

Capital Improvement & Equipment Plan

Anoka County Library

2022-2026